Hi, I’m Rina, founder of Nostalgem.

I handcraft jewellery with sustainably and ethically sourced elements from nature.

As a child, I was always fascinated by the wonders our natural world.

I would spend hours exploring my grandmothers garden, collecting bits of nature that caught my curious eye.

Little did I know that this childhood pastime would become the inspiration for my jewellery line.

Today, I am still drawn to the natural world around me.

Whether I am in the beach surfing and beachcombing, or exploring the walking tracks in the Bay of Islands, I always come home with a pocketful of natural curiosities.

Broken shells, fallen leaves and dried floral pods.

It is from these humble treasures that I create one-of-kind and meaningful jewellery that is a creative expression of people’s individuality and unique stories.

I hope to have the opportunity to share my designs with you!



Rina Ward
Nostalgem Founder
Jewellery Artist
Serial Nature Scavenger
Wave Catcher
Kiwipino (Filipino New Zealander)